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morning. we are on freedom watch this u. morning. >>> u.s. hiker sarah shourd could be heading home within hours after spending more than a year of her life alone in an iranian prison. the question is, of course, if iran will make good on its word. >>> a dangerous situation unfolding in the atlantic ocean, hurricane igor now a category four storm and gaining strength. we've got details on whether the east coast could be in line for a direct hit. >>> uplifting news about jobs out there. we have the sixobs with six-figure salaries that don't require you spend four years of your life hitting the books. >> i don't kno if i know about that story, i want my kids to hit the books. join the live conversation right now. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> new this morning, surveying the damage, victims of the san bruno gas explosions and fires were allowed back into their neighborhoods for the first time this morning. four people are confirmed dead and in all 37 homes were destroyed. california regulators ordering pg&e to insct all gasines in the state. >>> firefighters battling a wildfire outside of b
collum is leading the charge he joins us live. are you ready? >> we are ready. we are going in on a motion to dismiss the federal government's file. we expect to win. the judge isn't going to rule tomorrow more likely in a few days. but we are going to have our oral arguments for a couple of hours. >> greta: what are the main issues? >> the individual mandate is first. standing on that is important for states as well as individuals. we have s, the 20 states that are involved, we also have the national federation of independent business and two individuals. one of the great debates tomorrow will be over whether or not the states have the standing right to be here in a cause of action to represent their people or their interests in the question of whether or not the federal government can mandate an individual who is just sitting in front of their television set having to buy a health insurance policy or pay a penalty? >> greta: in the state of virginia they have a different statute which says that you can require people of virginia to buy health care insurance. they got past that standing.
in the congress and for all of us. and republican ad wizards find a new way to make the house speaker look bad. this hour on nancy pelosi is responding to her harshest critics and the fear of losing control of the house of representatives. >> and you may soon need a prescription, yes, a prescription for some of the most popular over-the-counter cough medicines. there's growing concern that popular brands are being abused with deadly results. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a big curtain call for a dramatic primary season. seven states and the district of columbia are voting right now. the results are will set the tone headed to the midterm election. that could be the game changer for the entire country. check out the top races and the campaign trends being put to the test on this day in the delaware gop senate race, it's moderate congressman mike castle versus tea party candidate, christine o'donnell. the tea party could deliver one of the most devastating blows yet to the republican political establishment. >>> in new york, the veteran democratic congressman, charlie ran
>>> good afternoon. today, let's make an arm's deal. the u.s. unveiling a massive ar deal with our friends, the saudis, the same folks who brought you fund -- what is this deal really about and why do we perpetuate this relationship the way we do. plus, the president hing a frank, unscripted, casual chat with some real life, regular people. while cameras role, reporters package the whole thing for ooefg news. did the president talk about any real idea to address them? reality tv sells better. why working mothers get a raw deal from corporate america. the show startright now. well, the u.s. struck its largest arms deal ever and it's with a country we know, fun our enemies and may be our enemy. we learned today the white house will offer a $60 billion ariel arsonal to saudi arabia. 70 apache helicopters, 72 blackhawks and three dozen litt for sale to the saudis. also, talk of supplying the kingdom with tens of billions more in naval defense upgrade. the sale reportedly aimed at shoring up relations with key arab allies in the middle east, namely saudi arabia. the country that routine
. great to have you with us today. the news continues in washington. have a great day. >> shannon: jailed hikers. iran changing its mind again and now says it's willing to free one of three american hikers imprisoned for more than a year. but it will come at a cost. tax cuts, the top republican in the house says he will support extension of tr cuts for americans en if tax cuts for the wealthy are allowed to expire. california explosion and the investigators are combing through the rubble from the massive explosion that ripped through suburban san francisco searching for survivors and clues as to bream.ppened america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts now. one day after calling off the release at the last minute, iran says it will free one of three jailed hikers from america. sarah shourd has been held y for more than aear on accusation o spyiilng. they say they will release her on bail because of health problems but it comes at a heavy price. >> the dossier of all three defendants will be sent to the court and regarding the female defendant miss shourd because she i
the primary election results. so we hope you join us tomorrow morning. now over to america's newsroom. breaking news from overseas this, woman here, an american hiker, held in iran in an iranian jail for more than a year, now said to be a free woman. an iranian attorney for syria s -- shourd confirming that fox news that iran has released its client, after arresting her and two companions last year, they've been held ever since, the three apparently crossing into iran, that's the allegation, while hiking in northern iraq. more on this in a matter of moments, it's just crossing the wires right now, it's breaking news here in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime, this is battle royale, huh? a major battle shaping up over your taxes taking shape on capitol hill, this the debate over whether or not to extend the bush tax cuts, pitting republicans again the president. good morning, everybody, it's a busy tuesday, huh? i'm bill hemmer, good morning, welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. senate minority leader mitch m
. >> it is time for us to bust the beltway bubble. >> we are gathered today at the beginning of the end of the pelosi-led congress on capitol hill. >> sean: with just 43 days left before the november elections democrats have found enemy number one delaware's christine o'donnell. after her primary tuesday they wasted no time orchestrating a smear campaign against her. friday bill maher led the charge trying to suggest she dabbled in witchcraft as a high schooler. o'donnell gave the response. >> bill wanted ratings, i gave him ratings. this was high school! >> sean: nonetheless, maher's fellow liberals took his cue and continued to attack o'donnell and the tea party phaeft that backed her so strongly. >> when you an -- >> when you call her on something she says everybody is playing negative politics. >> i think it is going to be bad for the republican party. >> some of these core positions of the candidates don't resonate with independent and moderate voters. >> the wicken voight could be an real -- vote that could be a value. >> reporter: the mainstream media of course there to grease th
bill: on the radio with brian. martha: we are brian's friends. come and listen to us there. "happening now" starts right now. jon: a tpaobgs news alert, we are waiting for a major announcement by thad allen regarding the bp spill in the gulf of mexico. we know they are close to completing one of the relief wells in the gulf. we are monitoring a news conference that is about toeubg place. as soon as there are any remarks we will bring you the break news as we get it. jenna: we are expecting the white house to react any moment to the latest and last round of major primaries before the november midterms. i'm jenna lee. some of our guests include senator jim demint, the senator of alaska, and of course karl rove. jon: robert gibbs expected to take the podium soon. the stunning strength of the tea party the talk of washington. christine o'donnell beats out michael castle, the long-term congressman and former governor. today she is saying she will win in november with or without the help of the republican establishment. molly line is live in boston for us, big surprise in delawar
impacting land masses not the case fo us at least in the near term. here's what we think is going to happen with igor. thath projected path moving through north of the leeward islands. missing those islands is good news indeed. continuing through the open waters, even towards the weekend, still out in the middle of nowhere. maybe early next week, we have to look at this thing heading towards bermuda. but for now, the east coast looks like we're going to be missing the direct impacts from igor. indirect impacts may come in the form of rip currents. >> really quickly, tell us about this cyclone fear to the south of cuba. >> i'm sorry? >> the cyclone, e fear of the storm organizing south of cuba that's a cyclone that could start messing around with things in the gulf? >> actually an area of disturbed weather in the caribbean. it's actually not really forming just yet. it's trying to get its act together. should bring quite heavy rain to some of those areas. it may have a run on the yucatan, so heading towards mexico and eventually maybe getting into the southern gulf of mexico, but plenty of t
with a built in expiration date at the end of this year. he demanded the democrats vote on taxes without using the suspension procedure. suspension would require a 2/3 vote. more on that in a moment. the senate's fail youure to vote, dick durbin on what he sees as simple math. >> i can count and i know you can too. we have 59 democrats and not a single democrat supports our position that we need to do something responsible, but to help middle income families bring us out of the recession. >> 'is that different after the election? >> well, i hope it will be different. occasionally one republican will respect us. what it gets down to is we can count. we don't have 60 votes for the tax position. we want to say after the election, when we still face a deadline by the end of the year, we will take up the tax issues. >> however immediately after the election, the terms of three a pointed senators expyre from west virginia, illinois and delaware. if they are seated immediately as expected, the republican filibuster would be harder to over item. another issue with which democrats may want to come to g
's it for "cost of freedom," everybody. thank you for joining us. thank you for joining us. have a great weekend! captioned by closed captioning services, inc >>> 2012 hopefuls testing the waters in washington, as christian conservatives fight to make sure social issues are heard. family research council president tony perkins will announce the values voters straw poll winners this afternoon and he joins us live this hour. alaska senator lisa murkowski has re-entered that state senate race, but the republican establishment isn't too happy. we'll tell you why they are hanging out with the tea party this time around. afghans head to the polls today but will a string of taliban attacks keep the electorate away? is this a referendum on how the war is going? hello. i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live starts right now. a couple over hours, the g.o.p. will get an early indicator as to who a group of influential conservatives support for a 2012 white house run. results of a highly anticipated straw poll of 2,000 social conservatives attending a value voters summit will be announced this
. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: o'donnell is up against one of delaware's most popular political figures, congressman mike castle. republican leaders think he is their only chance of winning joe biden's old senate seat. >> if she were, by some miracle to be our nominee, we would lose this seat and lose it by unprecedented numbers. >> reporter: castle has won 11 strait-wide elections in heavily-democratic delaware. in part because he is a proportion rights, pro-gun control moderate, who works with democrats. that's exactly why tea party activists don't like him. >> the republican party has lost its way. they get behind candidates like my opponent, who don't even support the republican platform. who continue to support the democrats' agenda, lock, step and barrel. >> high-stakes. we're here at the smart screen to look at the state of the overall race. let's begin with the senate right now. the magic number for republicans in the senate. they now hold 41 senate seats. they need ten to take control. this is the universe o
, everybody, i'm bill hemmer, welcome to america us newsroom. martha: short weekend for us good to see you here, good morning, i'm martha mcoccasionum. one of the highest researchinging republicans in the house says if it is the only option, he will go along with the president. we're talking, of course, about house minority lead john boehner, he got a lot of attention over the weekend with this one, he says he will go for allowing the bush tax cuts to end just for the middle class if that's all he can get, even though he he and her republicans think it would be bad to raise the taxes on anybody. listen to this: >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. but i've been making the point now for months that we need to extend all the current rates for all americans, if we want to get our economy going again and we want to get jobs in america. >> so you are saying you would vote for the middle class tax cuts if that's all you can get done? >> if that's what we can get done, but i think that's bad policy. i don't think that's going to help our ec
and job creation in america. didn't hear any mention of china for instance. joining us now, a man who knows what it takes to create jobs in america. he is serving as one of the titans of business industry in our country. this is the largest manufacturer of steel products. 12,000 employees. and a meaningful voice in manufacturing with our administration in this country and the executive community. i think that's a long enough introduction, dan, right? >> pretty good. one small ad is 20,000, not 12. >> we would hate for the people to be talking layoffs when we're trying to create jobs. 20,000 it is. how do we create jobs in this country and how do we close the gap? >> the first thing we can do is try not to talk layoffs with your teammates. new core has not laid off in 27 years. you don't lay people off. i wish our government and public servants would pick a -- to what the private sector employees and then we could talk serious spending cuts along with tax cuts if they're necessary, but they're missing the point. they're both right and both all wrong. we can talk about tax cuts, spendin
left this evening. that you for being with us. the news continues, have a great night. >> greta: this is a fox news alert. another alaska republican is going rogue this time it is united states senator lisa murkowski. three weeks ago was knocked out of the republican primary in alaska. moments from now we expect her to announce that she is now running for reelection as a write-in candidate. she was beat the primary by joe miller backed by governor palin and the tea party express. in minutes, joe miller is going on the record to respond to the latest political stunner that is rocking the nation. but first, former speaker of the house newt gingrich goes on the record. mr. speaker, nice to see you. >> great to be back with you. >> greta: these are wild times, am i wrong? >> unbelievable times. i've been active, i've studied politics since 1958. i became a volunteer in 1960 i don't remember any time where you had seven upsets in u.s. senate primaries. and the establishment candidate lost all seven. it is just amazing. you just watch around the country, who knows what november is goi
'll tell us how the administration is about to go with a prominent republican. let's begin with brianna keilar live in washington. congress is back in session for the big midterm election push and they've got a very big issue on their hands in the matter of whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts. this is -- this is going to be an interesting one to watch in the next couple of days. >> and this is the big issue, jim. this is the issue that in really less than four weeks because they're out of there again. they're out of washington again ahead of the election season, this is what they're going to be dealing with. and obviously, the issue that continues to resinate is republican leader john boehner who had said that he would go along with extending the tax cuts for everyone except for the wealthiest earns, which, of course, is what president obama has gone for. but it's created a jumbled message among republicans. because look at what some other republicans are saying. you have mitch mcconnell who is saying, no, i'm pushing legislation to keep these tax cuts in place across the board
was showing us how he thinks, and letting people who aren't in his camp ask the questions and they were good ones. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. tomorrow night the one and only bill mohr here on "hardball." right now it's time for "the ed show" with ed schultz. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show." tonight, live from the nation's capital, washington, d.c. these stories hitting my hot buttons and on the table at this hour. well, here comes the tan man and his republican cronies, they're ready to roll out their new contract with america's billionaires. my commentary on that. >>> plus, reaction from majority leader in the house, steny hoyer. he's with me off of the top tonight in just a moment. >>> senate minority leader, mitch mcconnell, i think this guy ought to watch his back. i think he's about to get waterlooed by tea party king makemaker senator tim demint. >>> christine o'donnell admitted she dabbled in witchcraft and once had a picnic on a satanic altar soaked in blood? am i reading this correctly? what were they have done with barack obama if
will influence the tea party ties. joining us now with a preview from washington is our own kellie wright. good morning, kellie. >> good morning, gretchen. primary season, today is the day voters will continue to determine contending november 49 days away. let's continue with the drama unfolding in delaware where three weeks ago it looked like republican congressman and former governor mike castle would be the easy favorite to vie for the senate seat in november but now castle may find himself outdone by christine o'donnell backed by the tea party express which has a $220,000 out of state ad to help the unknown gain over popular castle. even palin recorded call and supported radio ads for o'donnell. >> there's a wave, a tidal wave coming to delaware. we're riding it, my opponent is drowning in it. >> the tea party influence is palpable in the state where joe biden served as senator for 36 years. the tea party labelled castle as a rhino. now a virtual tie. o'donnell is not without her own problems. she's undergone some personal financial issues. >> she has a lot of strikes against her, more than
resourcefulness and faith.ad no matter what had been thrown at us, we would emerge stronger because of it. otng i've seen in the nine years since suggests to me that i was wrong. >> jon: that is a >> good morning evnderyone, it's sunday, september 12th, we start with a fox news alert. iran ha vin another chae of heart. their state tv reporting they're now willing to free american hiker sarah shourd ice. we have a live report on all of this in moments. >> and do democrats think their leadership is a liability? the latest strategy ahead of the november elections making it a choice between them or the g.o.p. and ignoring t white house. >> and hurricane igorr igor, depending where you live now the fourth of the season and getting stronger this morning, we're tracking igor, storm, igor in our extme weather center. rick will have that news for you. our slogan from rust in florida. are you looking for morng news, spanning east to west. you've got to catch, aaly, clayton, dave, they're the i best. >> it's "fox & friends." >> don't stir the pot. >> the coetition, russ versus chas for the s
the republican cannibalism i was ahead in the polls. and, you know, if we can put this behind us and do some damage repair and, you know, then we can turn the two-point lead to a 10-point lead. >> some republicans fear o'donnell will cost them the chance to win the seat joe biden held for 0 years as well -- 30 years as well as deny them a critical seat needed to win in the majority. >> it's clear that the tea party movement has the upper hand in the republican primary electorate. that is not the general election. >> meanwhile, in new jersey, establishment favorite won the g.o.p. nomination to face democratic congressman paul hodes in november. the win was so close against conservative glamante, it was not decided until this afternoon. >> despite all the tension between tea party conservatives and establishment republicans and whether it's a good thing or bad thing that tea party candidates keep winning there are two things that are benchmarks undeniable. since the primaries began more than 4 million republican ballots have been cast over democrats. and in delaware, where christine o'donnell
in thursday's u.s. senate republican primary in delaware. she now faces the general election 40 days from now. o'donnell is single, 42 years old with a background in public relations. previously she sought the republican nomination for u.s. senate during the 2006 primaries. four years ago. and she lost. in 2008, two years ago, she gained the uncontested republican nomination for the u.s. senate in the general election, challenging city senator joe biden. biden won by 457,000 to o'donnell's 140,000. biden outspent o'donnell $4.9 million, to o'donnell's $116,000. nearly 32 times 2 times bigger o'donnell's budget. her opponent for the 2010 republican primary for the u.s. senate was michael castle, a nine-and former two-term governor of delaware. >> don't ever understint the power of we, the people. >> two months ago she had no money, no campaign, and many believed in no chance. with a 23% approval rating, she looked like a long shot against the household name of michael castle. but the palin endorsement led to a $600,000 pledge to the o'donnell campaign by the tea party. even after her victory,
recent indications republicans may not hold middle class tax cuts hostage to have us borrow $700 llion from our children to make permanent tax cuts to the 2% of earners in the country. if these republicans mean what theyas say, there's no reason t delay moving forward on these -f on tax relief for the middle class. >> with me w nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd and also my co-host on "the daily rundow" nice to see you again. >> howdy. >> hello. feels like thefo white house is ready for a rumble with john boehner. we even expect the president to bring this up again this afternoon talking with the fairfax family about the economy. >> that's right. look. they think they have developed a foil in john boehner. right? the premise of ten days when the president went to cleveland, ohio, last week to go to the same city that john boehner went to a couple weeks before and trying to put a face on the republicans but wh's odd here, savannah, about the back and forth between the white house and john boehner about tax cuts ignores the political reality which is
. not anymore. america's healthcare reforms change lives for the better. to see how it can help you, visit us at americasfairhealthcare.org >>> newt gingrich ignites an uproar saying president obama is a kenyan conman who tricked americans for voting for him and his secret radical agenda. so, are gop politicians rushing to condemn his remarks? is anything out of bounds these days? we're keeping them honest with our democrat, paul begala. and michael moore joins us with the imam of the ground zero mosque speaking openly and leaving opened the possibility of moving it, he's raising money. he says he doesn't want it near ground zero. he wants it at ground zero. >>> and later, questions about the gas explosion in california. what did the gas company know about the problem with the pipelines. and we have new incredible video of the inferno, as it happened. >>> we begin keeping them honest with a political firestorm begun by newt gingrich, a once and perhaps future presidential candidate, calling the president in so many words, an alien, liar and conman who deceived americans into voting for him. h
think someone can come up with the exact figure, and all of the resources being used for a human destruction, why can they not be used to improve the quality of life, living conditions, and the structure, and given a future to the people of india? [unintelligible] this mahomet gandhi was alive today, what kind of device which he did to the indian leadership? >> we will take that as a comment, not a question. [laughter] the gentleman in the back. >> we are prisoners of the past. when you talk about military, there are at least two wars in the past. we have to project that in a linear fashion. i would like you to comment on the macro side in the sense that the borders were imposed by the british on the locals. the chinese border was [unintelligible] then, [unintelligible] acted on his temper, winston churchill -- and his emperor, winston churchill. why is this border so solid? secondly, on pakistan, you have an enormous tragedy. what are the opportunities for the bigger the deal maker? >> let me comment on that, not the last part, because we are still discovering what is happening
. thanks for joining us. >> apparently i stole an irish phrase when i said top of the morning. >> how dare she steal top of the morning? i should give you the rights to say that. thank you, you have the right to say it. >> i should come up with a swedish phrase. >> for today call me patio furniture. that will be my nickname. >> how do we say fox news alert in irish? we have to begin with the headlines and fox news alert. u.s. and iraqi forces confirming that four suspected terrorists escaped from a prison in baghdad. all four men with ties to al-qaida were facing the death penalty. uh-oh! they're being held in the u.s.-controlled portion of tar kwu e prison, only one still under u.s. military control look at this video out of texas. those are cars peeking out of the floodwater. the remnants of tropical storm hermine, hermine, ok, being blamed for two deaths, unfortunately, there and forcing more than 100 high water rescues and some great video out of oklahoma where at least three tornadoes were reported. power lines knocked down because of the heavy winds and the rain there. four people a
'll read your-mails during mfrp news you can't use" on "morning joe" which starts right now. >>> i don't think health care is driving this election, david. i think economy is driving this election. people have anxiety about that economy. i'll tell you what -- >> then why did you do health care and spend so much of last year on health care? >> they don't want -- well, you know why we worked on health care? because health care was a huge -- is and was a huge problem in this country. >> yet democrats are not campaigning on it because it's so polically toxic. you said that wouldn't be the case. you said it would get more popular, not less. >> i think that health care overtime is going to become more popular. >>> welcome to "morning joe." happy monday. mika, that's what i keep thinking about myself. >> what this. >> that one day, one day i'm going to get more popular. my mom tells me. >> you're so popular. you're the most popular boy in school. >> no, my mom says i'm not because they're jealous of me. one day, like health care reform -- >> 21st century is only 10% over. >> that's right, tha
today, largely because it's not very useful. the white house released the president's speech yesterday so everybody could get their head around it and read it in advance. president obama doesn't always stick to the script, but we have a general sense what he'll say. as we wait for the president to begin we're going to tell you about some of the focus points of his speech. now, joining us to talk about it, we've got good people here who know a lot about education. first of all, our cnn education contributor steve perry on the left of the screen in hartford, connecticut. with me here no new york, tony mullen, teaches at-risk students. here with me. he was the 2009 teacher of the year. national teacher of the year. cnn suzanne malveaux is with the president in philadelphia and senior correspondent ed henry at the white house. let me start with steve. steve, what's your sense of what the president is going to say and what value this is going to bring to students and, of course, not just the students across the country who will hear him but their parents and teachers, more importantly? >> w
the last several decades. that's it's what has got us into this bankrupt position. >> and what does this say about international intervention? do you want to go down that road, mr. candidate, from alaska. some reason, democrats and focus on the money in just a moment. for some reason the democrats have allowed the conservatives to outmaneuver them when it comes to fiscal responsibility and that whole conversation. keep in mind, i'll say this every night before the rally and every night before the election, we got into this mess under their watch. we got under this mess and damn near went bankrupt because of the hundreds and billions of dollars that we spent on a war and nobody had any idea how we were going to pay for it. these masses tax cuts for the superrich in this country is what has got us where we are. and the congress rubber stamped every dime the former president demanded for the war in iraq, and voted over and over again for the bush tax cuts, and cut deals. i wonder how ben nelson feels about that $18 million he got for homeland security as the they bought his vote so he
had a busy weekend. thanks for joining us. >> we have to go to headlines right away because if you're following the news over the weekend, you know there's a big storm in bermuda. power out right now across bermuda this morning as hurricane igor pounds this island with heavy rain and high winds. the cat one storm came ashore with furious waves and 75-mile-per-hour winds when it passed about 40 miles to the west. now, it's not expected to hit the united states but could kick up dangerous surf and a little rip current. more than 1,000 people have been evacuated now as dangerous wildfires ripped through the state of utah. at least 300 acres are burning around the town of harriman as firefighters struggled to get it under control, the fire started at a nearby national guard base after an artillery training session. soldiers apparently didn't have the manpower or equipment to quickly put out the flames. iran is now suggesting a prisoner swap with the united states after releasing american hiker sarah shourd, iran wants the u.s. now to free eight iranians expected of smuggling weapons te
. now, it's just not smart from an economic perspective for us to allow a whole bunch of those jobs that are right here in the united states to go away. >> reporter: boehner made headlines last month demanding the president fire his economic team. mr. obama returned fire in his home, calling out his name no fewer than times. >> there were no new policies for mr. boehner. >> we've offered him new ideas for the last 20 months. >> reporter: on sunday, boehner said he wants to see the bush era taxes for all income brackets, but would support an extension limited to the middle class if he has no other choice. >> i think that's bad policy. i don't think that's going to help our economy. >> reporter: still, the white house claimed the g.o.p. leader had changed his tune. >> i think that congressman boehner was fairly clear yesterday in outlining a position that the president outlined last week. >> reporter: on sunday, a new york times article portrayed boehner as indebted to lobbyists and 45 currently or recently departed house members raised more from lobbyists than boehner, among them
's senate g.o.p. primary. >> molly lyon live for us in boston with the roundup of all the results. good morning you to. >> good morning, steve, gretchen and brian. that's right, you know, total upset win in delaware, this is really a big story where the tea party favorite christine o'donnell managed to beat out mike castle. really a political legend in that state for the g.o.p. nomination for the senate seat. castle was a nine term congressman, is a nine term congressman and a former governor and won statewide election a dozen times. was backed by state g.o.p. leaders who aggressively slammed o'donnell throughout the course of this campaign referring to her as a liar and fraud. she proved him wrong, though, showing she could win this election. she won with 53% over castle's 47%. the national republican senatorial congratulated o'donnell. in a brief and underwhelming statement last night. she wouldn't be getting some national support because they don't think she'll be able to beat the democratic challenger in the fall. a very tight race, even right now as the votes are coming in between
hospitable to us but it was very clear there was a difference in theology. there was a very clear difference between what we believed and the oppressive theology that the church is known for. >> pastor ted, do you -- has there been a -- do you think this pastor was particularly homophobic? >> well, the times i met him i didn't get that indication. but i do think it's important that churches be able to embrace the type of theology that they believe in and be able to communicate it with clarity. when a church embraces a certain theological slant, people join with that, that's why we have freedom of religion. >> pastor troy? >> anderson, with all due respect, i agree we have the right to believe what we believe but it is absolutely hypocritical if you're going to stand in any pulpit across this country and preach against homosexuality when you have homosexual tendencies. the gospel of jesus christ hinges on truth. i'm a preacher and a same-gender loving man and as a requirement i cannot preach and not walk in truth around my sexuality. cannot do it. >> what about that? you weren't one of the le
'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. once again, fox news underattack. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. you may remember about this time last year the white house declared war on fox news. saying that we were irresponsible in our reporting and biased against the administration. i write about that extensively in my new book pinheads and patriots because it actually helped us. our ration went up and the credibility of the administration went down. after a few weeks of that nonsense a truce was declared and business went on as usual. war is being resurrected not by president obama but some of his acolytes. with the election looming the democrats are in a tough spot. the economy ♪ getting much better and the voters are angry. all the polls say the democrats are in deep trouble. so a smoke screen is needed to mask reality, something to drive attention away from the economy and other problems. a few weeks ago the president went after congressman john boehner, the republican. well, that didn't go anywhere. so now some lefties are bringing fox news back
million. and the surprising detail, the deficit is down. the treasury department reports the u.s. is on track to record a $1.3 trillion deficit for the first fiscal year of president obama's presidency. 8% lower. that is 8% lower despite the stimulus spending than the 2009 deficit which included the last months of the bush presidency and reflected economic policy signed into law by the end of 2008 by president bush. house republican leader john boehner wants to inkraes that $7deficit by $700 billion bye extending those bush tax cuts on income over a quarter million. but with bob , schieffer, he ev admitted 99% of small businesses will see no benefit from the cut and that 3% of what he calls small businesses make hatch the money. > in a joint committee on taxation which is a nonpartisan body, says that only 3% of the small business people you keep talking aboutll the small business people that are going to get taxed, only 3% would be affected by that, or do you quarrel with that figure? is that a right figure or a wrong figure? >> well, it may be 3% but it's half of small business
do in the general election? i love election years. that does it for us tonight. keith olbermann starts right now. that does it for us. good night. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow. the midterms and the party of the rich versus the party of everybody else? all hell breaks loose in the gop when john boehner hints he might vote for tax cuts that don't include tax cuts for the top 2%. >> the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> john has had to walk that back so far that the gop now says it will vote against, might even filibuster against tax cuts for the poor, middle class, and slightly well off if there aren't also cuts for daddy warbucks. and they're even talking about another government shutdown if they take the house. and, by the way, the federal deficit under the first full fiscal year is down. it's down by 8%. the federal deficit is down by 8%. it would seem as if you could make enough out of this and the tax cuts for the rich to save the midterms. we'll ask obama campaign manager david plum. newt g
with a built-in expiration date this year. mr. boehner demanded that democrats vote on taxes without using the suspension procedure. suspension would require a two-thirds vote. more on that in a moment. meantime, regarding the senate's failure, senator dick durbin on what he sees as simple math. >> i can count, and i know you can, too. we have 59 democrats and not a single republican in the senate supports our position that we need to do something that's responsible to reduce our deficit but also to help middle income families bring us out of this recession. >> why will that be different after the election? >> well, i hope it will be different. occasionally one republican will break ranks and help us. what it gets down to, we can count, and we know we don't have 60 votes for our tax position. we want to basically say after the election when we still face a deadline by the end of the year we'll take up all these tax issues. >> however, immediately after the election, the terms of three appointed senators expire from the states of illinois, west virginia, and delaware. if republicans win any
,000 bail. we don't know if money was paid, who paid it. we think one of the gulf nations, oman. the u.s. government says it did not. and if it was paid if it was 500,000 or less. >> absolutely. we do have information from the swiss embassy who represents u.s. interests here that the om omani people were instrumental in securing her release. all indications are they did help with the bail. >> it's an amazing drama, and our focus does remain on josh and shane and the fact they are still in prison and, in fact, the prosecutor said today that they will have to stay in july for two more months. this is the first time we had an end date. it doesn't seem they will be released immediately. >> it's not such an ominous sign, because it's the first time they put a time frame on this, which could be a positive signal. >> thank you, ali arouzi, we'll have much more of your reporting on msnba and throughout the day and evening. now joining us is nicholas burns, former undersecretary of state who entered a lot of negotiations behind the scenes with the iranians over the years on issues as large as the
with no name, newt gingrich is with us. welcome back. >> good to be with you. >> sean: nobody wants to be seen with barack obama. nobody wants to be seen with nancy pelosi. more democrats are running ads against health care than for health care this is about a republican civil war, if you listen to the media. >> the news media will do everything it can for the next 47 days to try to talk about anything except 9.6% . -- unemployment. trillions in debt. disaster of the democratic party's health bill. the failure of the democratic either in the gulf of mexico with the bp oil disaster. the elite media will try turn every return right, if republicans are still standing on election day whether it is christine o'donnell or it is angle in nevada or it is rand paul in kentucky or you name it, they are gonna win. and they are gonna win for a simple reason. the obama democrats have been grinding the economy into the dust. leaving americans unemployed. we just had the highest number in poverty released today. i think in years. we have the highest number of -- >> sean: one in seven americans in poverty now
us how we needed to get behind the party. and how we needed to get behind a candidate that was electable. what i really want to do is tell you folks how to work with a candidate and how to get things done. and i said, sir, with all due respect, no one is going to tell us how to take care of business. >> we're not going to do what you say anymore, carl. this morning it was limbaugh's turn to freak out. >> i've never heard karl so animated against a democrat as she was against christine o'donnell last night. talking about christine o'donnell's baggage, where is the criticism of democrats? where has it been? if 51 seats was really the objective, if getting that majority is really that important, then lets go balls to the wall for christine o'donnell. >> happy thoughts, happy thoughts, happy thoughts. this morning, christine o'donnell swung back at rove and turned to the unsmooth unfactual word to refudiate the charges. >> everything he's saying is unfactual, and it's a shame because he's the same so-called political guru that predicted i wasn't going to win. and we won an
in their neighborhood. what a wonder. it's what made us great. what a country and we can have it again. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "countdown with keith olbermann" starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? pledge this. >> they proposed $4 trillion worth of tax cuts and $16 billion in spending cuts and then they said we're going to somehow magically balance the budget. that's not a serious approach. >> as the president pounds the republicans on the lemon of a pledge, even the gop begins to back down. those weren't plans. they were just measurements. >> once americans understand how big the problem is, then we can begin to talk about potential solutions. >> and it's really a pledge to nowhere. the economic policy institute with an astounding crunch of the numbers. how many jobs would the gop pledge kill off? >>> the new health care metric. the number of americans who think we need more doubles the number who think we need none and why is that poll a secret? let's go to the videotape. >> evolution is a myth and even darwin himself -- >> evolu
environmental disaster in u.s. history. we're getting a closerook now at the infamous device that what could reveal what caused the disaster back in april. the failed blowout preventer,ist's called, ncuw in federal custody, put on display in new orleans today. chad rogers now with more of the -- first time we've seen it -- out of the water up close, right, chad? oh. >> the first time we get a feeling of how big this thing really is -- really wa when it was down there. the barge bringing up the river. preventer.t the lower marine riser package. they put the kpap on that thing. or at least tried to put the cap on it? i have a picture here. here is the entire blowout p preventer. up there, all the way down. let me get it bigger. these are guys here. one, two, three, three men right there. and so this thing is just so much bigger than you think -- five stories oulr so, it would seem like there. there's the first video images of what we have on shore, on land. people getting video from it, on shore, pictures, sending it back to us. literally, the top of the riser, ca preventerhe blowout capped th
and anger, you are not behind anything that will be prosperous or positive. bringing us a better america where we are not fighting all the time. abraham lincoln even said this. we will falter with them, it will not be an outside force. just look in the mirror. host: all right. independent line, connecticut. caller: a quick comment, it is hard to tell where to party members stand on the issues. if you look at rand hall in kentucky, if you look at the way that they have been constructed and guided, not to speak critically on the issues, it is hard to tell where they stand conservatively. host: going back to "the wall street journal" this morning -- host: also in the papers this morning, an update on the alaska primary, "seeking a way out of the ft." -- out of the ft." -- defeat." host: long island, n.y., republican line. caller: i agree with the editorial. i am as fiscally conservative as you can get, but there is no point in republicans forming a circular firing squad. we need to vote for the people that can vote for the republicans who can win the election and make significant gains in c
is back on u.s. soil this morning. shourd's companions including her fiance are still being held in iran. the three were detained in july, 2009, along the iran-iraq border. nbc's bureau chief is uniquely here in studio with us. good day. glad to have you. >> reporter: good morning, alex. >> what is the latest you're hear being sarah shourd's arrival in the u.s.? >> reporter: she is back. she was meant to get a direct flight from oman to new york, but apparently all these flights were backed up because of the u.n. general assembly in new york. she had to go via washington. her spokesman was quick to point out that this had nothing to do with the debrief or anything in washington. and she's due in new york a little later today where she is going to give a press conference at about 3:00 local time. >> okay. that means she's got five hours to travel here and get settled in. do you have any idea what she is going to say? particularly based on what she has said? she's been very careful with what she has said so far. >> reporter: and i think she's going to continue being very careful. i'm sure
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